Dickson1 animal documentation

Incentive salience to reward cues measured by Pavlovian sign-tracking in 5 inbred founder strains of the Collaborative Cross   (2015)

Dickson PE, Chesler EJ
With: McNaughton KA, Hou L, Anderson LC, Long KH

See also: Dickson1 protocol


Animal documentation

Source The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME)
Ages
12-20 wks of age at testing
Feed

NIH31 5K52 (LabDiet/PMI Nutrition, St. Louis MO), provided ad libitum until behavioral testing began (at that point they were food restricted such that they weighed 85-90% of base weight)

Water
Provided ad libitum
Temperature
Not specified
Humidity
Not specified
Housing
Duplex polycarbonate cages; bedding changed weekly; nestlets and Shepherd Shacks were provided for enrichment; housed 3-5 per cage up until testing when they were housed individually to facilitate food restriction
Photoperiod 12h:12h light-dark cycle (lights on at 0600h; testing between 1100 and 1600h)
Care and Use

All procedures approved by The Jackson Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee and conducted in compliance with the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.